wings and things


on April 17, 2014

Ashtyn is my eldest niece and she has the gift of effervescence in spades. Recently, she, and her Scottish beau, were married in Edinburgh but have now returned to Australia to settle in Perth.

There is something so sparkling about Ashtyn that, no matter what anyone else is going through, she lightens it up with her smile, her positivity and her wisdom. As her aunt, I respect her and applaud her for all of her accomplishments and for her ability to love each individual in her ever-expanding family, not just with sentiment but with a roll-icky humour. She actually reminds me sometimes of my own father, “Dad” who died before ever seeing her. Dad was mostly pretty serious, but when he broke out into humour it was amazing.

Ashtyn’s humour is contagious; she has a way of making you feel good even when you are feeling bad and I now realise that she is the epitomy of effervescence.

Happy birthday, Ashtyn!


33 responses to “Effervescence!

  1. Any chance you could bottle some of that effervescence? πŸ˜‰

  2. Happy Birthday Ashton! And oh my that cake looks like a celebration all by it’s self. I wish we could share virtually! πŸ™‚

  3. ksbeth says:

    happy birthday from far away. ashtyn )

  4. She has such an infectious smile… all who are around her likely smile automatically…. Diane

  5. That cake looks amazing! Happy Birthday to Ashtyn. Lovely smile. πŸ™‚

  6. Vicki says:

    She sounds as beautiful as she looks.

    How lucky your family is to have her settling in her home state (as opposed to overseas). Hope she had a wonderful day on her birthday.

  7. Happy birthday to your niece! She has a smile that definitely lights up the room and has those sparkly eyes that are very rare. That cake is quite the showstopper itself, it looks yummy!

  8. Judy says:

    With all her “spirit” – you should break out some champagne! She definitely sparkles in that picture and sounds like a gem. πŸ™‚

  9. Terry says:

    Happy birthday Ashtyn

  10. Oh I shouldn’t… well maybe just a half slice – cake looks delish! Happy Birthday Ashtyn!

  11. She radiates. And, is beautiful. Now, an important question, what’s in that cake? Ice cream? Looks so yummy. πŸ™‚

  12. FlaHam says:

    Julie, I would like to extend my wishes that her Birthday was wonderful beyond expectations. She is a very lovely young lady, and that smile could warm the coldest of hearts. Having someone that joyful around makes everything else so much better. Happy Birthday Ashlyn. Take care, Bill

  13. I like the look of that cake, hope she had a bloody great birthday

  14. Ashtyn says:

    Such a nice thing to say! I’m going to have to look up what effervescence actually means, I’m assuming it’s something good hahahahaha. That’s nice that I remind u of grandad no one has said that before. Love u xx

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